The Veterinary Cancer Center

The VCC's 1st Annual VetOlympics

Veterinarians and the staff of local hospitals are invited to send their best to compete for pride and for glory in the 1st Annual VetOlympics. This interactive and intellectual event will consist of teams of five, and can have more than one team per hospital.

This will be an evening of fun, food, drink, laughter, team building and friendly competition. In the end, however, only one hospital shall stand victorious and hold yearly rights to the coveted 1st Annual VetOlympics Trophy. Awards, trophies and prizes shall also be given based on team spirit, best team uniform and more!

The Veterinary Cancer Center Joins Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

NORWALK, CT – July 20, 2016 –The Veterinary Cancer Center (The VCC) of Norwalk, Connecticut, announced today, it is merged with the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family of well-known veterinary hospitals.

Located at 129 Glover Ave, in Norwalk, The VCC was founded in 1998 by Gerald Post, DVM, MEM, DACVIM (Oncology) and is the only specialized veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals.

Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies

Dr. Post is one of the co-founder of a company called Innogenics which provides a genomic test of canine cancer, ordered after standard histopathology; that probes the expression levels of nearly three dozen cancer-related genes. They were just featured in The Scientist and is a fascinating article about Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market - story by By Jenny Rood | October 1, 2016

Cross-Sectional Imaging for Masticatory Myositis

Inflammatory myopathies can be debilitating autoimmune diseases in both dogs and humans characterized by focal or generalized muscle pain, sensitivity and weakness-- the inflammation can be generalized, throughout most of the striated muscles of the body, or they can be more localized and specific, such as with masticatory myositis.  Initial diagnoses are often made on the basis of history, clinical signs, serum biochemical profiles and an anti-type 2M myofiber antibody test.  Bloodwork is often normal or relatively non-specific, with serum creatinine kinase levels occasionally increased (m

Vote for The Veterinarian Cancer Center as Best of the Gold Coast

It's that time of year again... The VCC needs your help in winning the Moffly Best of the Gold Coast for the 4 year on a row. Please show your support for all the The VCC, and vote for us using the link below. Scroll down till you see "Pets" then "Veterinarian" and then click on "The Veterinary Cancer Center". You can vote mor ethen once using another email address or simply wait until the following day - Click here to vote now!

Medical Oncologist Wanted

The Veterinary Cancer Center (VCC) (www.vcchope.com) is seeking a board-certified or residency trained medical oncologist for a Long Island Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as at location in East End Veterinary Center, NY, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital: Hillsborough, NJ, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital: Mount Laurel, NJ, VRC, PA.

Stereotactic radiation (SRT) & Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Stereotactic radiation (SRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) are becoming more readily available for animals. In the past, traditional radiation therapy to treat cancer in pets would usually result in significant side effects and many owners would decide not to pursue treatment because of this. IMRT and SRT are changing the way that we are able to treat cancer in pets, and they have great potential to improve both your pet’s quality and quantity of life. The Veterinary Cancer Center is pleased to be able to offer these treatments for pets with cancer.

Emotionally Hijacked by Cancer

David & Cody

One of the biggest challenges The Veterinary Cancer Center staff face in treating cancer is that the general public assumes that cancer treatment is the same in people and pets. Witnessing a friend or a family member undergoing cancer treatment, even watching a TV episode of “House”, the most optimistic person is aware of the host of side effects experienced by human cancer patients. Pet owners, already emotionally spinning from the diagnosis of cancer in their pets, approach the veterinary oncology specialist with preconceived, inaccurate assumptions about cancer treatment in pets.

Dr. Post's on Animal Radio

Consider Giving Hope This Year to a Pet in Need

Dear fellow Animal Lover, Everyone who walks into this practice loves their pet, of that we are sure. Despite this, some pet parents do not have the resources to treat their beloved pets. The Veterinary Cancer Center has been a major supporter of a non-profit organization called the Riedel & Cody Fund. This 501(c)3 organization enables pets whose owners cannot afford cancer therapy to receive treatment. The Riedel and Cody Fund has already helped hundreds of pets and pet parents around the country.

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